WELCOME TO MAISON OZMEN
Founded in 2020, Maison Ozmen is a gallery aiming to discover rising talents from all around the world with a specialization in Asian and more perticularily Japanese contemporary art.
The gallery is a mix between artists represented by the gallery and works from established artists, creating an elegant mix between established and new talents.
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THE ARTISTS WE WORK WITH
Currated by Sinan Ozmen
Kanami is an artist born in 2000, having a really personal link with art ever since she was born.When she was a toddler she spent most of her time spending time drawing and doing ballet.
Her health condition pushed her towards panick, delusions and hallucinations from the time she entered elementary school, causing her to stay at home for five years.
She started drawing illustrations as her therapy, and in the meantime she was diagnosed with ASD in 2020 and began medication.
After posting illustrations on almost every day for five years, she was selected to do an illustration for Mili's music.This triggered her will and hope to commit herself 100% on her illustration activity, and started exhibition activities in September 2020.
Since then, she participated in several Group shows in Japan, and her reach is growing bigger each day, with a sold out exhibition with Maison Ozmen, and current international projects.
Shigeki Matsuyama was born in 1973 and is now based in Kanagawa, Japan.
From 1998, he worked as a freelance illustrator creating product illustrations and advertising. Immediately following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, Matsuyama held a solo exhibition in Tokyo called UNEASINESS. This inspired him to deviate from his 13-year career as an illustrator and begin working as an artist, so that he could create more conceptual work. Currently, he is working not only on tableaux, but also on objets and installations.
Yeka Haski is a Scandinavian visual artist living in Tokyo.
The highlight of her art style is elastic soft shapes, perfect lines, light & fresh atmosphere, and many quirky characters, united by the striped and mysterious creature Michi.
Yeka creates works in such fields as fine art, illustration, murals, fashion. She enjoys collaborations and trying new things. She created for such companies as Google, Ikea, Adobe, Junko Koshino, Reebok, Tsutaya, Zeit.
Yeka was an invited speaker at the international design conference Awwwards (Tokyo), Character design conference Pictoplasma (Berlin), comics festival Boomfest (Russia) and Pechakucha (Japan). Her artworks were exhibited in the galleries of Japan, Germany, Spain, Finland, Russia, South Korea, Mexico, and Brazil.
Yeka’s dream as an artist is to nurture people's imagination and inspire. She believes that such feelings are great engine, which empowers people to make the world a better place.
Born in 1993 in Tokyo.
He creates his work with numerous methods including anime, painting and animation- installations. In all of his work, He use the motif of illustrated boys and girls.
When he draw the characters, they always have a big face, small mouth, distorted body and big eyes. This design is influenced by Japanese animation and traditional dolls like the “kokeshi." Probably these dolls will be described as “kawaii” - the now famous Japanese word meaning "It's so cute!" or simply the adjective "cute."
He too love things that get the “Kawaii!” praise; He think the sensibilities behind kawaii sum up the Japanese culture and aesthetics.
A typical character in Japanese art does not always express emotions in an obvious way. And even if something is kawaii, it could be conveying negative feelings. Often in Japanese art, toning down the expression and making it difficult to read the character's emotion are ways to express sadness and sorrow.
CHANG, TENG-YUAN, an artist, was born in Kaohsiung. Now, he is residing in Taipei, where he carries out his artistic creations. Since 2012, Chang has created a saga, with doomsday archeology as the concept. With fictional means, he uses paintings, animation spatial installations, and mixed media as the carriers of his thoughts. In his works, Chang fuses eastern and western elements of painting. Transforming them into signs, he re-constructs and creates new visual images with the fusion of the east and west. His works have been presented in solo exhibitions or joint exhibitions in London, Cologne, New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul and Taipei. He established the Compound Eye Art Studio where Chang provides help and technical backup in artistic creations as well as endeavors in crossover collaboration. Working with other people, he expects to create a larger force in artistic creation.
Born in 1991. Born in Aichi Prefecture, graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Faculty of Design, Department of Visual Design, Illustration Course in 2014.
He started his activities while he was in school and is currently based in Tokyo.
Focusing on the production of works, he energetically holds solo exhibitions and participates in group exhibitions, while also providing artwork to major clients such as NIKE and adidas.
Yunsung Lee is a visual artist acclaimed for his works that reinterpret Western master paintings into Japanese animation form. Lee’s works are amongst several others in the contemporary Korean art scene that explore this mainstream culture, allowing us to take note of its future direction.
In particular, Lee focusses on the female nude, painting hypersexualized and disproportionate forms. The figures often wear an expression of pain or surprise, which becomes particularly striking when one notices that most are missing arms or legs. These exaggerated features pay homage to the unrealistic expectations of women that can be found not only in Western classical painting, but in images of the 21st century.
Kenz draws his inspiration from the human state of mind, memories and the tension between consciousness and unconsciousness. He is interested in exploring the concept of nostalgia and innocent childhood memories through the depiction of his own personal objects from early life such as rubber bath ducks and walking push toys. His work focuses on the relationship between humans and objects that have the ability to bring back strong visual memories. This is executed through his signature style of vibrant tones and artificial like color palette coupled with kinetic layering lines that provide dynamism.
Geoffrey Bouillot is an artist based in Japan whose paintings have been featured in several solo and group exhibitions nationally. He believes that the role of an artist is to capture a present moment, which is sometimes insignificant, in order to sublimate it and draw from it its deep value, translating its spirit. Bouillot's distinctive still-lifes and portraits are imbued with symbols related to alchemy as well as patterns that are inspired by ancient civilizations.
Born in 1993.
She started painting on self study, and started hers career as an artist in 2017 based in Tokyo, Japan. Her main works are acrylic paintings and line drawings, but she also collaborates with apparel companies, designs tattoos, and does live painting.
She is also a music lover, and holds irregular exhibitions and designs flyers at clubs and DJ bars in Tokyo as an activity to connect music and art.
In 2020, She had a solo exhibition in Tokyo, which attracted a lot of attention.
She is also planning to hold exhibitions in Taipei, London, Paris, and New York.
Jade Kim is a secret artist , revealing his personality and muses through his works. His art also expresses how the world we are living in is changing rapidly, evolving and getting sometimes out of control.
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Monday - Friday : 9h - 18h
Saturday : 10h - 14h
Sunday : Closed